Citrus syrup


Citrus syrup
This citrus-flavoured syrup blends the bitterness of the zest with the delicious acidity of the juice. It can be used to soak biscuits or cakes when making desserts.

You can make this with whatever citrus fruits you prefer. It can be prepared in advance and will keep for several days.
22,2153.8/5 for 5 ratings
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Last modified on: December 30th 2019

For 600 ml, you will need:

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Step by step recipe


Stage 1 - 5 min.
Citrus syrup : Photo of step #1
Put 300 g caster sugar and 200 g water into a saucepan.

Bring to the boil on high heat.

Stage 2 - 5 min.
Citrus syrup : Photo of step #2
Take off the heat and grate the zest of 2 lemons and 2 limes directly into syrup while it is still really hot. Mix well.

Stage 3 - 1 hour
Citrus syrup : Photo of step #3
Cover the saucepan with plastic film, then leave to cool.

Stage 4 - 2 min.
Citrus syrup : Photo of step #4
When the syrup is cold, pour in the juice of the fruit you have zested.

Stage 5 - 1 min.
Citrus syrup : Photo of step #5
Mix well and your citrus syrup is ready.

Stage 6
Citrus syrup : Photo of step #6
If you will not be using it right away, pour the syrup into a bottle or jar which seals well and keep in the fridge.

Remarks

For the best flavour, it is important to respect the temperatures: 1) Add the zest to the hot syrup (stage 2) and pour the juice into the cold syrup (stage 4).

If you don't like the texture of zest, filter the syrup through a fine strainer before use or bottling.

Keeping:

Several days in the fridge, in a sealed container.

Nutritional information

Whole recipe
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
1,392 Kcal or 5,828 Kj5 gr343 gr0 gr
70 %2 %32 %0 %
Per 100 g
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
142 Kcal or 595 Kj< 1 gr35 gr0 gr
7 %<1 %3 %0 %
% are calculated relative to a Recommended Dietary Intake or RDI of 2000 k-calories or 8400 k-joules by day for a woman (change to a man).

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Lemon and lime cakes
Lemon and lime cakes

These little cakes get their double citrus flavour by combining the delicate bitterness of lemon and lime zest with the slight sharpness of the juice in a syrup, soaked into the cakes while still hot from the oven.
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Source

After Thomas Marie (award-winning French baker: MOF Boulanger).

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